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Top Chicago news: City considers removing police from schools; Lyric Opera cancels fall season; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Chicago.

Lyric Opera of Chicago cancels fall season

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has canceled the fall portion of its 2020-21 season due to the new coronavirus, a move that eliminates four of its 10 productions and delays opening night from Sept. 17 to Jan. 16, 2021. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Chicago restaurants see void in COVID-19 safety guidance

Alinea Group's Nick Kokonas wants city, state and federal governments to outline strict guidelines. Kokonas says there’s not enough governmental guidance surrounding how to operate if an employee is stricken with COVID-19.

Read the full story on Eater Chicago.

Chicago considers removing police from schools

Chicago aldermen are pitching a plan to remove police officers from the city’s public schools amid outcry from activists who want reforms in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Read the full story on Fox6 Now.

Mayor's tenant notice ordinance saved from legislative purgatory over progressives’ objections

Aldermen moved Mayor Lori Lightfoot's tenant notice ordinance wasa step closer to passage Tuesday, over the objections of opponents who say it doesn't do enough to protect renters and that the administration is blocking measures that would do more.

Read the full story on Chicago Tribune.

Preschool parents protest at City Hall, urge mayor to restore funding for early learning

Protesters called upon Mayor Lori Lightfoot to restore funding that was cut to about two dozen centers last year when Chicago changed the way it funds early learning.

Read the full story on Chalkbeat.


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